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1034 – “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

-Neil Gaiman paraphrasing Gilbert K Chesterton

Chesterton’s Quote: “Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey. What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of bogey. The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon. Exactly what the fairy tale does is this: it accustoms him for a series of clear pictures to the idea that these limitless terrors had a limit, that these shapeless enemies have enemies in the knights of God, that there is something in the universe more mystical than darkness, and stronger than strong fear.” [Emphasis Mine]

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804 – “We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory. Like the images the photographer plunges into a golden bath, our sentiments take on color; and only then, after that recoil and that trans-figuration, do we understand their real meaning and enjoy them in all their tranquil splendor.”

–Georges Duhamel

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764 – 「 假作真时真亦假,无为有处有还无。」

“Jiǎ zuò zhēn shí zhēn yì jiǎ, wú wéi yǒu chù yǒu huan wú.”

“Truth becomes fiction when the fiction’s true; real becomes not-real when the unreal’s real.”

–Cáo Xuěqín 「」

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